The Manila Times

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The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo for grave misconduct over the allegedly unauthorized release of P10 million in intelligence fund and charged him with graft before the Sandiganbayan. It directed the secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government…

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The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has earmarked close to P315 million in emergency loan for its active members and old pensioners in the Visayas and Mindanao areas. Covered are Dumaguete City and Valencia in Negros Oriental; Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte; Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay; and Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. The…

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Thousands of displaced families in Maguindanao province deprived of the basic necessities because of intense fighting in the area have been provided with food good for half a month, other supplies and household items by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The ICRC, in cooperation with the Philippine…

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The Quezon City Council has authorized Mayor Herbert Bautista to extend financial assistance to 137 Informal Settler Families (ISFs) who will be affected by the construction of the University of the Philippines Employees Housing Project in Barangay UP Campus. The housing project requires relocation of the verified ISFs living along…

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Iloilo City government’s budget of more than P2.2 billion for 2018 was approved by the City Council during its regular session on Tuesday. Mayor Jose Espinosa 3rd said the 2018 budget is higher by 10.6 percent compared with the 2017 budget. Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo, chairman of the appropriations committee said…

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COTABATO CITY: Government doctors continue to provide health services for 342 detainees at the Maguindanao provincial jail here in preparation for their transfer soon to a new jail facility in the town of Buluan. Lynette Estandarte, Maguindanao provincial budget officer, said the inmates were served during a day-long medical mission…

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BAGUIO CITY: The City Council has passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Mauricio Domogan to enter into a tripartite agreement with the Philippine Bamboo Foundation (PBF) and other corporate partners for the conversion of a portion of the former Irisan open dump to an eco-park through the planting of bamboos in…

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Cebu City: The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region (RR) 13–Cebu City recently conducted the Medium Taxpayers Segment (MTS) Forum to orient taxpayers and discuss issues and concerns to maximize tax compliance. Regional Director Aynie Mandajoyan-Dizon said the MTS is composed of the top 500 non-individual taxpayers in the…

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La Trinidad, Benguet: Fifteen students, including four minors, a Nigerian and a Filipino-American student and their driver were intercepted at a checkpoint in Sabangan, Mountain Province, for keeping marijuana bricks, stalks and pulverized marijuana. Policemen were tipped off that a marijuana-loaded white Hi Ace Grandia van with conduction sticker (A2…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency–Bacolod arrested seven suspects, including a minor, and seized 25 sachets with 30 grams of shabu valued at P150,000 in a raid on Wednesday night on a house in Barangay 2 here. Arrested in what the PDEA called as high-impact operation was Carlos Sonico,18,…

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